Hythe and Dibden Parish Council sign

Anger as taxpayers’ cash for local policing spent on other services

MONEY put aside to pay for extra community policing in Hythe and Dibden has been spent on other services instead, the parish council has admitted. Residents at the council's meeting were shocked to hear that...
Sir Vince Cable visits

Election race heats up as parties count down to polling day

THE local elections race is into its final week after parties clashed in Hythe when the national leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Vince Cable, visited to support his party’s campaign. Sir Vince, whose wife...
Retirement flats plan

Developer wins planning battle for block of 43 retirement flats

A DEVELOPER has won an appeal to build 43 retirement properties in Hythe. Churchill Retirement Living was initially refused permission for the new homes on the site of the former builders’ merchant, PC Building Supplies,...
Jackie White with bruise

Hit-and-run driver left disabled woman in ‘horrendous’ pain

A PEDESTRIAN has spoken of her shock after she was the victim of a hit-and-run in Hythe, which left her with severe bruising. Police are searching for the driver or a black or dark blue...
ExxonMobil

Sea Scouts hit funding target to save base from the waves

A DONATION from ExxonMobil has enabled Hythe Sea Scouts to hit their £80,000 fundraising target to build sea defences to stop their clubhouse being washed away. The group launched an appeal in 2016 after dramatic...
Gemma Ives and Anna Jennings

Vets pedalling to John O’Groats in memory of colleague Rita

TWO women are preparing to cycle the length of the UK in memory of a New Forest veterinary surgeon. Anna Jennings and Gemma Ives will pedal from Land’s End to John O’Groats in a tribute...

Objectors lose bid to stop quarry activity expanding

EXPANDING operations at a sand and gravel quarry has been given the go-ahead despite warnings from residents and councillors that it would have an “intolerable” impact on their lives. A Hampshire County Council committee approved...

Developer to fight council over refusal of police station flats plan

A DEVELOPER has challenged the refusal of its plans to build a block of retirement flats – which were previously likened to a prison - on the site of a disused police station. McCarthy &...

Suspected drug-driver arrested after two-vehicle crash at Dibden

A SUSPECTED drug-driver was arrested following a collision between a car and a van at Dibden. The smash involving a Ford Focus and a Ford Transit van took place on the brow of the hill...

Hythe ferry ‘will not survive’ without extra funding, warns owner

HYTHE ferry will not survive without the support of public funding, its owner has warned, as he pleaded with Southampton City Council to replace nearly £155,000 cut by the county. Blue Funnel managing director Lee...
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